Summer is just around the corner! So how are you going to keep your Business English activated during the summer months? Here are three suggestions for boosting your English on the beach, by the pool or right here in the city centre.

Listen to a fascinating podcast about successful business entrepreneurs

How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumph, failures, serendipity and insight – told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands. If you’ve ever built something from nothing, something you really care about – or even just dream about – check out How I Built This. ELASTiC especially recommends the shows on Virgin, Lonely Planet and Zumba.

Read all the latest national and world news and expand your vocabulary and understanding 

Reading the newspaper provides a rich source of vocabulary and expressions. You can read all the main national news stories in the English editions of El Pais and Ara.cat. Either spend 15 minutes browsing the headlines or take a more in-depth look at the article that interests you most. Knowing the context should make things easier – you don’t want to be working too hard on your summer holidays! And if you’re looking for news from the UK or the US then at ELASTiC we recommend The Guardian and The New York Times.

Improve your communication skills with our Professional English July intensive

Use your July afternoons to develop more than just your tan! Our focussed and dynamic  course in Professional English can help you develop the real skills that add value to your business: expand your vocabulary; sharpen your negotiation skills in presentations, meetings, conference calls and negotiations; polish your accuracy in emails and other texts: and network with other professionals to share ideas and perspectives. And don’t worry, it’s not all work and no play – our timetable is designed to leave you with Friday afternoon free to work on that tan after all! See more